SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – She’s Filipina American, multi-millionaire, chair of the US Pinoys for Good Government, and a staunch supporter of the Yellow Liberal Party. Her name is Loida Nicolas Lewis, chief campaigner for defeated presidential candidate Mar Roxas.
And she has it both ways. Once, she said some very kind words about Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Then, she signed a letter to the Miss Universe Organization to cancel the Miss Universe pageant scheduled to be held in the Philippines next January. The letter cited an unfavorable atmosphere under the Duterte presidency.
But she is also a philanthropist.
So, because of her love of her homeland, she announced today that she was divesting herself of her millions — $600 Million as a matter of fact.
She wants to donate all her money to build drug rehabilitation centers in the Philippines, to complement Duterte’s war on drugs which saw more than half a million Filipino drug dealers and users voluntarily surrender. It’s her way of continuing the Aquino administration’s “Daang Matuwid.”